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Re: Misc review notes for draft-18 p1

From: Zhong Yu <zhong.j.yu@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 12:58:12 -0600
Message-ID: <CACuKZqFs+hViERfT6ytAu=EBnbG-GLviu+MGkxX_3GzO9pZm0Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jeroen de Borst <J.deBorst@f5.com>
Cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
It appears that RFC 2616 section 19.3 also grants both LF and CRLF,
but not CRCRLF etc.

   The line terminator for message-header fields is the sequence CRLF.
   However, we recommend that applications, when parsing such headers,
   recognize a single LF as a line terminator and ignore the leading CR.

On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 12:38 PM, Jeroen de Borst <J.deBorst@f5.com> wrote:
> This is frequently encountered with HTTP clients that are not browsers....
>
> - scripts to test their webserver
> - robots to find broken links
> - programs that post updates of some kind (blog clients)
> - etc
>
> Jeroen
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Zhong Yu [mailto:zhong.j.yu@gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2012 10:33 AM
> To: Julian Reschke
> Cc: Willy Tarreau; ietf-http-wg@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Misc review notes for draft-18 p1
>
> On CRLF:
>
> Are there actually any HTTP clients using a single LF as line terminator? That sounds improbable. (Unless you count telnet + manual
> input)
>
> Zhong yu
>
Received on Thursday, 26 January 2012 18:58:39 GMT

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